FIA recommends one window operation for private housing

The News

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has recommended one window process for private housing towns to get permissions from regulators to avoid corrupt practices and inordinate delays by regulating authorities.
In its report submitted to the Supreme Court, the FIA has proposed that the unregistered private housing societies, which are in the process of securing approvals, have to go through tedious process requiring multiple steps, including planning permission, technical sanction and procurement of a long list of no-objection certificates from a whole range of departments. It should be reviewed immediately and replaced with one window process with a strict time bar on its completion.
“In fact the procedure for registration of the schemes with development authorities is very complex and time consuming. It involves multiple steps, which result in inordinate delays and lead to corruption and corrupt practices on the part of the regulator as well as the developer. Layout plan of numerous schemes are pending with development authorities or other regulators for want of clear policy regarding land falling revenue path, irrigation channel,” the report, which was prepared on the direction of the apex court, a copy of which is available with The News, said.
While deciding a bail matter in May 2,017, the court had expressed grave concern over ransacking of destitute government servants and innocent general public through cooperative housing societies on such a large scale throughout Pakistan and lamented over the apathy of the State on this disease transforming into a huge cancer of corruption. It had ordered constitution of joint teams comprising senior

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